1. Big Extension for Ravens CB Jimmy Smith Classic Ozzie Newsome Move

    There are some NFL teams that have a plan. You may not always agree with elements of the plan, but even then you can see the plan at work. Every step is consistent, made the same way toward the same goal...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 3 months ago 16,111 reads 60 comments

  2. Randy Gregory Shaping Up to Be 2015 NFL Draft's Biggest 1st-Round Wild Card

    The last couple of weeks before the NFL draft are usually short on hard news and long on speculation...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 3 months ago 9,071 reads 32 comments

  3. Could ASU's Damarious Randall Sneak into First Round of 2015 NFL Draft?

    While there may not be a consensus top edge-rusher or running back in the 2015 NFL draft, for the past couple of months the debate appeared settled at the back end of the defense...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 3 months ago 10,122 reads 31 comments

  4. Buccaneers Need to Make a Play for Philip Rivers If QB Is Available for Trade

    If you're the type of person who likes rumors and speculation, then the weeks leading up to the NFL draft are like Christmas. "Silly season" is a time when all sorts of potential draft-day storylines abound...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 3 months ago 29,272 reads 69 comments

  5. Pending Daryl Washington Suspension Leaves Cardinals in Dire Need of LB in Draft

    In 2014, despite a litany of player losses due to free agency, injuries and suspensions, the Arizona Cardinals still managed to field one of the NFL 's best defenses. Well, one year later there are new problems...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 3 months ago 8,809 reads 17 comments

  6. Why Baylor QB Bryce Petty Isn't Worth Reaching for in 2015 NFL Draft

    There isn't a position in the NFL draft that carries more weight than quarterback. Every year, the top prospects receive a tremendous amount of attention, both from NFL clubs and the draftnik community alike...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 3 months ago 36,520 reads 66 comments

  7. Alvin Dupree's Versatility Could Make UK DE the 2015 NFL Draft's Top Edge-Rusher

    In the National Football League, you can never have too many talented pass-rushers. Teams that don't have them desperately seek them. The teams that do have them are always looking for more...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 4 months ago 7,284 reads 32 comments

  8. How Does ASU WR Jaelen Strong's Wrist Injury Impact His 2015 NFL Draft Stock?

    In 2014, the NFL saw an influx of rookie wide receivers unlike any in recent memory. Jarvis Landry of the Miami Dolphins. Sammy Watkins of the Buffalo Bills. Mike Evans of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 4 months ago 12,130 reads 38 comments

  9. Is Kansas ILB Ben Heeney the Chris Borland of the 2015 NFL Draft?

    Last year, there were more than a few doubts among the draftnik community regarding Wisconsin inside linebacker Chris Borland . He wasn't big enough to thrive at the professional level...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 4 months ago 13,372 reads 41 comments

  10. Michael Crabtree Signing a Low-Risk, High-Reward Move by Raiders

    With the NFL draft only a few weeks away and free agency over a month old, the pickings have gotten a little slim as far as available veterans are concerned...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 4 months ago 56,593 reads 253 comments

  11. Mario Edwards Is One of NFL Draft's Biggest Risers, but Is He a 1st-Round Pick?

    The last few weeks before the NFL draft are like the back stretch in a horse race. Players jockey for position, hopeful that a late charge will propel them to the front of the pack...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 4 months ago 14,019 reads 33 comments

  12. Big Extension for Mike Pouncey Necessary Evil for Dolphins' Offensive Continuity

    Like every other team in the AFC East not named the New England Patriots , the Miami Dolphins have been aggressive this offseason...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 4 months ago 23,545 reads 55 comments

  13. Is Louisville WR DeVante Parker This Year's Odell Beckham Jr.?

    Odell Beckham Jr. wasn't the first wide receiver selected in the 2014 NFL draft. Or the second. However, by the time the dust settled, it was Beckham who rose to the top of ...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 4 months ago 34,991 reads 146 comments

  14. Charles Tillman Brings Much-Needed Leadership, Playmaking to Panthers Secondary

    In 2014, the Carolina Panthers became the first team to repeat as NFC South champions, despite finishing the season with a sub-.500 record...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 4 months ago 8,919 reads 32 comments

  15. Le'Veon Bell Suspension Puts Steelers Firmly in Mix for Early-Round RB in Draft

    The Pittsburgh Steelers ' trip to the playoffs last year was short-lived, largely because the team was without tailback Le'Veon Bell for its Wild Card Round matchup with the Baltimore Ravens ...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 4 months ago 21,490 reads 85 comments

  16. Signing DE Muhammad Wilkerson Needs to Be Top Priority for Rebuilding Jets

    More than ever, the NFL is a business. In the salary-cap era, every dollar spent on one player is a dollar that can't be spent on others...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 4 months ago 9,419 reads 49 comments

  17. Can Wildly Productive UW OLB Hau'oli Kikaha Find NFL Success as a 'Tweener'?

    Over the past two seasons, there wasn't a better player in college football at making quarterbacks miserable than Washington defensive end Hau'oli Kikaha...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 4 months ago 17,896 reads 35 comments

  18. Teams 'Spying' on NFL Draft Prospects Should Surprise Absolutely No One

    Apparently, it's nontroversy week in the National Football League. Earlier in the week, there was a hullabaloo about quarterbacks Jameis Winston and Marcus Mariota choosing not to attend the 2015 NFL draft in Chicago...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 4 months ago 17,420 reads 30 comments

  19. What Does Miles Austin Actually Bring to the Eagles?

    There hasn't been a team more active since the 2015 league year began than the Philadelphia Eagles . Head coach Chip Kelly has taken a buzzsaw to his offense. A new quarterback in Sam "Ironman" Bradford...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 4 months ago 28,157 reads 65 comments

  20. Is Stevan Ridley the Best Free Agent Still on the Market?

    It's not easy being a running back in today's NFL . The pounding ball-carriers take has remained the same, but paychecks and job security for running backs is dwindling by the year...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 4 months ago 16,495 reads 30 comments

  21. Marcus Mariota, Jameis Winston Skipping 2015 NFL Draft Is Much Ado About Nothing

    In today's National Football League, there's no such thing as a slow news day. If we aren't discussing a free-agent signing, we're talking about a coaching change. Or a defensive scheme switch...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 4 months ago 16,044 reads 72 comments

  22. Big Pro Day Puts Denzel Perryman in Conversation for 2015 NFL Draft's Top ILB

    They might not get the fat paychecks of their pass-rushing brethren on the outside, but as Luke Kuechly showed in winning Defensive Player of the Year honors two seasons ago, "tackle vacuum" linebackers still have plenty of value in the NFL ...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 4 months ago 15,534 reads 38 comments

  23. Pro Day Last Chance for Marcus Peters to Stake Claim as NFL Draft's Top CB

    Want to know who the best cornerback prospect in the 2015 NFL draft is? As Robert Klemko of The MMQB reports, Washington's Marcus Peters will gladly tell you. ā€œIā€™m the best corner in the draft for a reason,ā€ Peters said...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 4 months ago 5,891 reads 17 comments

  24. Strong Pro Day Cements FSU's Eddie Goldman as Elite DT Prospect

    The quarterback duo of Jameis Winston and Marcus Mariota may be hogging all the headline space this spring, but a quick glance at the overall prospect rankings at ...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 4 months ago 9,712 reads 13 comments

  25. Is Miami RB Duke Johnson a Committee Back or the Next LeSean McCoy?

    Later this week, the Miami Hurricanes will take the practice field for one of the last big pro days of the spring. A number of coveted draft prospects will be in attendance, among them young running back Duke Johnson...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 4 months ago 28,346 reads 54 comments